When is the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup will be held on Friday 16th of March. As we all know, this is the day before St. Patrick’s Day. So, you can expect a happy weekend from those Irish jockeys.
You may know, or not know, that the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup will be held not very far from our Forest of Dean Lodges in Coleford. A quick look on Google maps will show you how close we are to Cheltenham. 27.3 miles from Coleford in the Forest of Dean to the Cheltenham racecourse. You can be there in well under an hour by car.
The 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup
According to our friends at Wikipedia, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race run on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse in England, over a distance of 3 miles 2½ furlongs (5,331 m), and during its running, there are 22 fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Horse Racing is a very popular sport, after all, it is the “Sport of Kings” and HM Queen is a great patron. The Cheltenham Festival is a very popular event and accommodation can be hard to find.
Our Forest of Dean Lodges at Coleford make it ideal for this sporting event. We are far enough away to avoid mass crowds and traffic but close enough to attend the festival on a daily basis. This way, you get the best of both worlds.
Over the 4 days of the Cheltenham Festival, there are expected to be over 260,000 visitors. As you can imagine, the accommodation will not hang around.
For this reason alone, check out our Forest of Dean accommodation and book yourself in for the whole of the festival. Nobody likes to miss out on this fantastic sporting event. You might also want to stay longer and celebrate St. Patrick’s day in the Forest of Dean as well. You are more than welcome.